MEVLANA EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) Who can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme?

Within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Programme, the students registered in formal education programmes at Associate Degree, B.A, M.A and PhD levels of the higher education institutions in Turkey (on condition that the higher education institutions signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol) may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme.

Additionally, all the academic staff working at a national or foreign higher education institution may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme on condition that the higher education institutions signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol.

2) Application Requirements for Mevlana Exchange Programme

To be a Mevlana Exchange Programme student:

- The student is required to be studying at associate degree, bachelor degree, master degree or PhD degree of higher education programmes,

- The grade point average (GPA) of associate degree and undergraduate students is to be at least 2,5 on a four-point scale.

- The grade point average (GPA) of graduate students (MA, PhD) is to be at least 3.00 on a four-point scale.

- 50% language score + 50% GPA

 

x The students studying in their first year at the associate or bachelor degree and the students of the preparation programmes of graduate degrees are not eligible for this programme at their first semester.

 

To be a Mevlana Exchange Programme Academic Staff:

ü All the academic staff working at a national or foreign higher education institution, on condition that the higher education institutions signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol, may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme.

ü Priority is given to special issues such as education language of the host higher-education institution, the language to be used in the lectures and his/her proficiency of the language to be used at the host institution.

ü Priority is given to the academic staff who has not benefited from any kind of mobility activities before.

 

3) What are the stages to follow in the assessment and selection of students?

Considering the amount of grant transferred by the Council of Higher Education Executive Board, the institution determines the number and distribution of incoming and outgoing students within the scope of the bilateral agreements. The Higher Education Institutions cannot select any students for Mevlana Exchange Programme before signing the Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol.

 

In the assessment process, 50% of the applying students’ GPA (Grade Point Average) and 50% of the language test score to be used at host institution are taken into account and depending on their average sum, students are selected from the ranking list.

The result of a bilaterally agreed language test is requested from the applying students by the signatory institutions to be used in the selection process.

Assessment results are published on the web pages of signatory higher education institutions.

The rules of this item are to be followed in the assessment and selection process of incoming students, as well. However, incoming students’ assessment and selection procedures are implemented within the knowledge of the domestic higher education institution.

4) How can a student/academic staff apply to the programme if s/he has the requirements for application?

Students may apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme Institutional Coordinating Office of their institutions by filling the necessary documents that can also be obtained from https://mevlana.yok.gov.tr/.

Academic staff working at a signatory higher education institution may also apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme Institutional Coordinating Offices of their institutions.

5) Does the Mevlana Exchange Programme student repeat any semester at home institution?

Since the courses to be taken at the host university and their equivalents at home university are clearly defined within the Learning Protocol, the student who participates in the Mevlana Exchange Programme for one or two semesters will not repeat the semester(s) at home institution on condition that s/he achieves the required credits.

6) How many times and how long can we benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme?

Students can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme for at least one semester and at most two semesters. As the semester duration may differ according to the education system of universities, the total duration of mobility can not exceed one academic year.

Students may be granted by Mevlana Exchange Programme only once during their whole educational life at any stage of higher education. A student may benefit from the programme at any stage of higher education for a second time without receiving grant.

Academic staff may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme only once during an academic year and the duration may be between one week (at least) and three months (at most).

7) What is the duration and content of Academic Staff teaching mobility?

The academic activities of academic staff cannot be less than six hours a week. Lectures given by the staff are taken into account while calculating the activities as hours. If the lectures are not sufficient to fulfil six hours of academic activities, seminars, panels, conferences or such activities can be considered within the academic activities. Any kind of academic staff mobility plan without teaching activities should not be assessed and accepted for the programme.

8) Are the applicants supposed to submit a language test score document (YDS, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)?

One of the main criteria of selection for students is language score. However, there is not a standard language test or document defined by legislation to be accepted. The institutions may demand a national/international language test score or they can measure the language level with an exam developed by their institution. The language proficiency of applicants is one of the core elements affecting the quality and success of the programme and student. Higher education institutions are supposed to be sensitive in this issue in the selection process of applicants.

9) What are the important dates for the 2015-2016 academic year? Call for application at higher education institutions

30 March-17 April 2015

Receiving applications for exchange

20 April-27 April 2015

Assessment of applications

28 April-4 May 2015

Sending the selection results to The Council of Higher Education

8 May 2015

Announcing the selection results

29 May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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